Mexican Trio

Mexican Trio

Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta tour including Queretaro, Morelia and Guadalajara

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Scheduler

Departure: Hotel Mexico Intercontinental Departure Time: Please arrive by 9:15
AM for a prompt departure at 9:30 AM.
Return Time: Approximately 8:30 PM.

Dress Code:

Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, light jacket.

Included

  • Departure Taxes
  • Excursions
  • Personal Guide

Not Included:

  • 5 Star Accommodation
  • Entry Fees

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Mexico City
Tour starts from transfer from Mexico City airport to the hotel (30-40 min).
Day 2: Mexico City Tour – Teotihuacan – National Museum of Anthropology (10 hours)
Impressive megapolis showcasing Mexico’s unique combination of Indians, Mestizos, Creoles and Europeans. The capital is a city of mixed emotions, splendid colors and spicy tastes. You will see: “Zocalo”, the main national square, ruins of the ancient Aztec city Tenochtitlan, and the National Palace. See murals by Mexico’s greatest artist, Diego Rivera. These colorful murals depict Mexico’s pre-Columbian Indian history, the colonial period and the Revolution.

Visit Mexico City’s National Museum of Anthropology in Chapultepec Park. See archaeological treasures of pre-Hispanic civilizations, including the Toltec, Mexica, Aztec, Zapotec, Mixtec, Olmec and Maya. Cast your eyes on the immense Aztec Calendar Stone.

Then visit Mexico’s grandest archaeological site, ancient Teotihuacán (80km from Mexico City) Sixth largest city in the world in 400 A.D., Teotihuacán was mysteriously abandoned 300 years later, centuries before the Aztec occupation. Visit the Jaguar Palace and Temple of the Plumed Conch Shells. Wander around Pyramids of the Sun and Moon. Stroll along Avenue of the Dead, flanked by temples and palaces. Return to hotel.
Day 3: Xochimilco – House-Museum of Frida Kahlo – House-Museum of Leon Trotsky
Xochimilco is a very scenic area in the south of modern Mexico City, where you can still see the floating islands – chinampas – made by Aztecs and preserved since ancient days. Here you can enjoy canal boating in the old canals, typical Mexican food and the sounds of the traditional Mexican tunes played by Mariachi and Marimba musicians. Frida Kahlo – the most famous Mexican female artist of an extraordinary, vivid and at the same time very contradictory personality. Frida`s art work full of pain and personal tragedy belongs to the world heritage of the fine arts. Her house-museum used to be a cultural center of its time that was visited by many creative people. Frida`s life, her marriage to Diego Rivera, personal items and collections – the whole exposition of the museum is filled with presence of this genius artist that was born and died here in this house. House-Museum of Trotsky. Mexico opened its doors to Leon Trotsky and Natalia Sedova in January 1937. Diego Rivera secured approval for Trotsky`s arrival from Mexican President Lázaro Cárdenas. In this house where Trotsky spent the last 2 years of his life you can see personal items of the legendary revolutionary, his letters and last works. He and his wife Natalia Sedova were buried here. Return to the hotel.
Day 4: Mexico – Queretaro – Morelia
Departure from Mexico to Queretaro. Queretaro sightseeing tour. UNESCO protected city of Queretaro is directly associated with the history of the Mexican Independence. It survived wars, epidemics and occupations, witnessed the triumph of the declaration of independence, two of the national constitutions were signed here. Today this city that used to be a cradle of the war for independence is a modern center of culture and arts. Arrival in Morelia, check-in at the hotel.
Day 5: Morelia – Guadalajara
One of the most beautiful cities in Mexico, Morelia is a municipality located in the state of Michoacán known for its splendid colonial architecture and main role in the battle for independence. Birthplace of such national heroes as José María Morelos, Agustín de Iturbide, few of the Mexican presidents, famous poets and composers. In 1991, the city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Transfer to Guadalajara, the capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco. Check in at the hotel.
Day 6: Guadalajara – Tlaquepaque – Tequila – Puerto Vallarta
The Mexican state of Jalisco with its capital in the city of Guadalajara being the birthplace of Mexican Tequila, Mariachis and Charros is rightfully considered as the heart of Mexico. Guadalajara is the city-symbol of Mexico that offers the best of Mexican music, national cuisine and traditions. It`s known as the most musical city of Mexico and Mariachi bands are an integral part of its life. Jalisco is the home of tequila and you will visit one of the main tequila factories «Casa Herradura», an old hacienda that kept its traditions since Pre-Hispanic times. You will hear the story of this legendary beverage and find out about field cultivation of the blue agave. You will walk the cozy little streets of the Tequila town, the name of which decided the fate of these lands. Transfer to the Pacific Coast and arrival in Puerto Vallarta. Check in at the hotel, rest.

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Duration
6 days
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